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inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway and all of this when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. certainly not a time for tricks and treats on this halloween wednesday. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tried to comfort one of the many victims. >> very diffic
are handling sandy. a storm of a different sort is happening in greece.. the latest on how greek residents are battling back against a tough new round of spending cuts. plus, mega millions-- how pac money is changing the tone of this year's election. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas good morning. it's tuesday, october 30th. i'm angela miles. hurricane sandy takes down the market. broll: wall street sign, empty streets around cboe for the second day in a row-- major trading exchanges including the nyse and cboe remain closed. it's the first time that's happened since 1888 when a blizzard blew through new york. the storm is bringing one benefit. in north carolina a ski resort is opening earlier than ever as sandy drops off several inches of fresh snow in the mountains and a shake up at apple. the senior vp of iphone and the head of retail are both leaving the company. with that we turn to larry shover of sfg alternatives-- it's the second day in a row that the major exchanges will be closed today. what do yo
we started at 4:00 on the east coast. join us tomorrow morning as sandy makes landfall. >> remember, we want you to be a part of our time. share the pictures with us. letteryoureport at foxnews.com. you report at fox news.com. send us your pictures and stay safe. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records i
, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records in the portion of the northeast as we make landfall and the winds have picked up at 85 miles per hour and more strengthening is forecast before sandy makes landfall. it could have maximum sustained winds then. and stronger gusts are always possible. it is not a hurricane, it is making a transition to a nor'east
unplugged. superstorm sandy gave life to a new set of scams. find out how to protect yourself. and, why the creator of star wars is giving "new hope" to education. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning everybody. i'm angela miles. it's november 2nd, and it's jobs friday. it may or may not be deal-breaker for voters, but tensions are high over the jobs numbers due out today. it's anticipated 125,000 jobs were added in october, and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9% from 7.8%. in the latest numbers on jobs, adp reports 158,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month, while the goverment reports claims for unemployment benefits last week fell by 9,000 to 363,000. stocks surged ahead of today's jobs numbers. the dow rallied 137 points, the nasdaq up 43, and the s&p popped 16 pts. gold dropped $4 and oil inched up to nearly $87. tim mulholland of china america capital joins us now from the trading floor of cme group. good morning, good to have you on the show this morning on this jobs friday. > > go
, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." sandy has gone. new york tries to get back to life. >> this is crazy. it has taken me 45 minutes just to get right there from third street. i have never seen traffic like this in my life. >> on the campaign trail, though, it with five days ago, the campaign -- the campaigners are covering the country in search of every vote. and new wealth is opening a great divide for the next generation of leaders. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. three days after super storm sandy hit the eastern united states, the death toll has climbed to more than 80. 4 million homes and businesses are still without power. slowly, though, new york is trying to come back to life. some subways are rolling again, but getting around by car takes forever. the bbc took to the streets. >> taxi delays greeted commuters this morning at the river crossings. it was the journey from hell. this was the bus queue in brookline -- in brooklyn. spare a thought for those who took a car. a painful crawl that tested the
>>> faus facing an onslaught. >> big storm coming up. >> super storm sandy lashes the northeast stopping business, travel and the presidential election campaign. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm that's headed their way. weather experts have downgraded hurricane sandy to a post tropical cycne but it' inging high winds and pelting rain to people up and down the coast. two people are missing after a ship soff of north carolina. several municipalities have declared a state of emergency. the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across ne jersey over thxt several hours. electricity.0 houses have lost back obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the publicight now islease listen t wt your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are pi
over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hoping they can get their minds off what's happened and what's to come for just a couple of hours. so that's a bit of good news in the middle of what's been a lot of horrible news. pat, jim, back to you. >> all right. jay gray. jay, thank you. >>> about 1,500 dominion virginia workers left this morning to help restore power in central new jersey. hundreds of thousands there still in the dark after sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one
by superstorm sandy. and now gas rationing to try to ease the frustration. >>> after promising to run the race through a storm shocked city organizers of the new york marathon back down. >> as the clock ticks down to election day, both presidential candidates make ohio their second home. where things stand with three days to go. >> and for all the pain and heartbreak this week time for optimism. "annie" returns to broadway with a message that endures. ♪ o all that and so much more on cbs "this morning saturday," saturday, november 3, 2012. >>> identify forgotten how well she can hit that note. >> she's incredible. i'm looking forward to having a conversation with her. >> welcome to the weekend, everybody. we begin with the aftermath of the big storm and here are this morning's headlines. more than 100 people in ten states are dead as a result of hurricane sandy. 3.5 million people remain without power in the northeast. gasoline rationing has been ordered in new jersey. after stirring up a huge go ahead, the new york city marathon has been cancelled. it has been scheduled
. sandy, nice name, lousy storm. it's hitting the east coast as i speak. we'll have live updates of the storm as it makes landfall. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> this is going to be a big storm. it's going to be a difficult storm. the great thing about america is when we go through tough times, we all pull together. >> 60 million people in 12 states brace for 800 miles of hurricane sandy. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> the campaigns have been suspended. entire cities shut down and the worst is yet to come. >> water is up over the street. >> the wind gusts are getting more and more frequent and much stronger. >> the fear is it's going to be worse than irene. >> tonight full reports from up and down the east coast. >> it's only a matter of time as this system gets closer. >> governor martin o'malley over the battering in baltimore. and ted strickland on what the storm means for the political storm in ohio. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. sandy is expected to make landfall a
press show." many ditch ways hurricane sandy has impacted this election both in terms of the physical impact and in terms of the message of the campaign. peter, we were talking during the break early voting is another way. it shut down campaign events. the state of maryland and other states have shut down early voting. and also think about -- there are a lot of polling places that are -- are either going to be wiped out or not ready in some coastal areas particularly parts of virginia, delaware, may have to find new polling places or whatever. across the board. >> a lot of people without power and not to make this too political but you look at swing states like virginia, a lot of people without power in virginia. 500,000 people without power in pennsylvania. obviously you've got new york and new jersey and the district of columbia and maryland. it is a week away. >> bill: another impact, too for the last four nights, certainly, the network news has started out the first 15 minutes has been about the stor
." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. i'm kathy kaye. superstore and sandy ordaz as massive fatalities and flooding. >> the devastation is unprecedented, like nothing we've ever seen before. >> 8 million on the east coast are without power and the new york transit system suffers major damage. and with just one week to go until election day, how how the storm shaken up the presidential race? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. it is called a super storm, and sandy lived up to her building. tonight, new jersey homeowners are still reeling from the massive damage. and millions on the east coast do not have electricity, and normally booming cities are at a standstill. 33 people have reportedly been killed. >> the destructive power of the super storm unleashed after dark as sandy made landfall. the flooding was instant, the scale shocking. the storm arrived with high tide in new york harbor, creating a surge of nearly 14 feet. subway tunnels flooded. the water engulfed the construction site at ground zero. manhattan wa
businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> hurricane sandy is strengthening as it approaches the east coast of the united states. these are live pictures from maryland as the national hurricane center warned of a life-threatening storm surges and hurricane winds. a magazine editors charged with breach of privacy in greece. and election results in the ukraine suggest they might not have an overall majority. welcome to bbc world news. china appears for a change of leadership. how will it affect ordinary people? we will hear from villagers living in the shadows of the great wall. and there's a new environment. the east coast of the united states is waking up to what could soon be a super storm. 140 kilometers per hour winds battering large areas as the hurricane grows in strength. sandy is expected to bring with it a life-threatening storm surge. these are live pictures from new york. the city waking up in darkness at the moment. in maryland, residents are bracing for the category one hurricane. this is live from maryland. 50 million people are
, november 1, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." the aftermath of sandy remains overwhelming, the death toll soars and 5 million people remain without power. >> massive gas shortages are causing anger and panic but subway and trains begin to move slowly. >> and the presidential campaign gets busy again. we'll check with the newest polls with just five days to >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the northeast begins its long road to recovery. >> the death toll from sandy is now up to at least 74. >> 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come on. >> debris from this storm is stacked on streets. >> when i left everything was intact. >> there are long lines for gas in hard hit areas. >> i got no gas. >> limited subway service will begin this morning. >> as much as the water has gone down we're still two levels worth of water until we get to tracks? >> absolutely. >> the election is only five d
time. hurricane sandy is also still several hours away from make landfall, but the impact of the storm is already being felt. transportation has ground to a halt as new york and other major eastern cities have shut down mass transit, airlines canceling flights and in new york city, mayor bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of some 375,000 people from low lying areas. the new york stock exchange and nymex are in that evacuation zone and are affected today. those markets plus the nasdaq and cboe will be closed today and possibly tomorrow. cme says it may not reopen to tuesday's session. exchanges, brokers and regulators are worried about integrity of markets and cooperate ensure the safety of the employees on site. the last time the u.s. financial markets were closed for a nonholiday event was after 9/11. the last time the new york stock exchange was closed for a weather related issue was 1985 and that was due to hurricane gloria. the u.s. energy complex could take a hit from hurricane sandy. we'll have an update on that shortly. but first let's take a look at european markets. though w
>>. >> gregg: we begin with fox extreme weather alert. we are tracking hurricane sandy. the super storm is on very dangerous collision course with the east coast. i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's election headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. radar showing the storm's enormous size. it's potential to effect 50 million americans. at least 5,000 flights have been cancelled and amtrak suspending service up and down the eastern corridor starting tonight and largest mass transit system in the country shutting down, effectively bringing new york city to a standstill. president warning people to take this seriously because sandy could possibly be the biggest storm to ever hit the united states mainland. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard and atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice. >> gregg: this storm is in the minds of all americans including on the campaign trail. her
and roz plater in park.e >> but first, where is sandy and where will it hit? .et's go to steve rudin >> it continues to make its trek , note north, northeast moving very best, but storm s up to 75 m.p.h. maintaining a category one status. living under the overnight hours during the day tomorrow, it is going to start e a move to the west and eventually make landfall w jerseye along the ne coast. looking at the doppler radar, now moving across the chesapeake bay. all this will continue to move west and it will the media metro area over the next hour or two. the big story will come and into tomorrow with the gusting wind, rain and the potential for snow out to the west of the mountains. story as werent gwith what's goin the flood watch that entire area as a warning for frederick county and a quick look at the warning will go into at 8:00 tomorrow morning until 8:00 tuesday evening. wind gusts up to 60 m.p.h. are not out of the question. on what'sa check ocean cityght now in bade things are not so now, but brad bell joins us live. how do things look? >> not so bad? that's easy for you to
. >> the rising cost of sandy, one major risk modeling firm now says the economic losses from the storm could reach $50 billion. >> and china steps insecurity ahead of next week's com you uhe nis party congress. even model airplanes have been grounded. if you're just joining us, very good morning to you. this is where we stand. we are at the moment dow 24 points below fair value. let's show you where we is an with you're feuropean stocks. cac down half a percent, ftse 100 down 0.2%. let's show you some individual stocks in focus. losses on friday hurt by a sector wide slump. equipment maker cutting back spending down as you can see merely 7%. rbs coming out with results this morning. this is the uk bank with a government owned majority and part nationalized lending reporting an increase in third quarter. deutsche telecom considering slashing it dividend according to reports. let's show you where we stand on the currency markets. the dollar today ahead of the u.s. jobs report. we'll show you sterling-dollar slightly weaker. dollar slightly firmer against the aussie. and dollar firmer against t
issuing the latest update moments ago. hurricane sandy getting stronger and now bearing down on the entire eastern seaboard. it's expected to collide not only with two other storms but also as you well know with the presidential election in its last full week of campaigning to go. these are some pictures we recently got in of the worst damage so far from delaware to north carolina, new york, and new jersey. the president left the campaign trail today and returned to washington canceling campaign stops in florida and ohio and a rally planned for tomorrow in wisconsin. a little more than an hour ago, the president spoke at the white house briefing room on preps in place to help the nearly 50 million people who could be affected by this natural disaster. the president did answer one question about the storm's impact on the race. >> i'm worried about the impact on families and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> as for governor romney, around noon eastern tim
. hurricane sandy, there's been speculation for a week on these building companies. all of them up again today. absolutely remarkable. finally, maria, talk about great timing. guess who's going public tonight? restoration hardware. we need them. maria, it's a very, very small offering. i hear a little bit of a pop tomorrow. i'll be all over that in the morning. >> that's a great company. thanks very much, bob. appreciate it. we'll see you a little later. don't go anywhere. we're all over this big rally and much more on this busy edition of the "closing bell." stay with us. >>> coming up, markets on the move. good economic numbers, but will it carry over if the october jobs report brings bad news? we break it all down straight ahead. >>> plus, brewing profits. maria talks exclusively with starbucks ceo howard schultz about earnings and the effect sandy may have had on his company's supply chain. >>> and insuring stability. aig chief robert benmosche joins maria with his thoughts on earnings, sandy's aftermath, and the treasury department's reported plans to liquidate its remaining shares of his
. >>> good morning. sandy's furry. the his ftorek storm delivers a crippling blow throughout the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible sto
this morning." the aftermath of sandy remains overwhelming. the death toll soars and 5 million people remain without power. >> massive gas shortages are causing anger and panic. but subways and planes begin to move slowly. >>> presidential campaign gets busy again. we'll check with the newest polls with just five days to go. >>> we begin with a lock at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >>> the northeast begins its long road to recovery. >> death toll from sandy is now up to at least 74. >> 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> debris from this massive storm is stacked on streets and new jersey neighborhoods. >> when i left, everything was intact. >>> there are long lines for hard hit areas. >> i've got no gas. >> bus service is limited. subway service will begin this morning. >> as much as the water has gone down, we're at two levels, we're at the the level before you get to the tracks? >> absolutely. >>> both cand
. thanks a lot. a lot of people were watching, sandy, the san francisco giants winning the world series and second title in three years, beat the detroit tigers 4-3 and swept the series of the fourth time in the last nine years the world series has been a sweep. an amazing comebacks for the giants, down 3-1 against the cardinals in the previous series and won seven straight games, seven games in a row. and now, we have to show you this from the nfl yesterday guys. the new york football giants, they survived and they did survive barely against the dallas cowboys and bryant looked like a game winning touchdown and came down with the fingertips out of bounds barely, but you can see it on the replay and the giants went on to win, and ten seconds left by the way when it happened. and giants win 29-24. well, there's still eight days until the election and what has become a very close race and it's taking an a back stage to the polls-- to the storm, rather, we will have the latest polls for you and the big question now, is romney losing momentum? we'll ask andrea about that and of course, we'r
woos would be added. it's so intriguing the dynamics playing out in the northeast with sandy. when we started with a big calendar ticking down the job reports and the one right before the election, there was some analysis this would be big. it's not. >> one thing that's sort of odd and interesting about this is the three states with the worst unemployment levels, california, nevada and new jersey are solidly democratic. the whole republican argument that this administration has made things worse clearly is not working in those states where things are, in fact, the worst. in other states like nebraska, kansas, north dakota where there's extremely low employment because of shale gas and agriculture, republicans are winning. it's an interesting dynamic in the election in that respect. the real challenge for any new administrati administration, whether it's president obama or governor romney, is we treat it as a national problem and we have huge varieties between states and education levels and gender. >> let's talk about the psyc psychology of it. are people looking at the numbers and me
and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had in days. new jersey is hard-hit, as well. with only half of the gas stations in new jersey and new york, rationing has gone into effect. >>> but the news is not all bad. atlantic city's 12 casinos are reopening. and the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, letting storm victims crash at his house. >>> we also have something adorable for you this morning. it involves this puppy. her name is sandy, by the way. her owners threw her out of a car after the storm. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her i
on the east, sandy now classified as a post tropical cyclone pushing inland through pennsylvania after a night of destruction that hasn't even begun to have been assessed. 7.1 million people are left without power. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." sandy slammed into the jersey shore with winds 80 miles per hour. more in some places, bringing with it an overwhelming storm surge. the associated press reports at least 16 deaths are now being blamed on sandy across seven states. the combination of floodwaters and loss of tractor-trailer kele emergency at langone medical center, forced to evacuate hundreds of patients including infants from the neo-natal intensive care unit after backup power failed. more on that incredible story in just a moment. first, let's go up to bill karins for the very latest on this storm. bill, where are we right now? >> we're about 95% done with all the damage that this storm has produced. and, again, the majority of it was last night at about 8:00 p.m. as we had the high tide cycles right along the jersey coast. of course, with those gusty hurricane-force wind
. >> campaigning resumes as the northeast assesses the damage from super storm sandy. good and big earnings day for oil giants giants. shell sees a fall and exxonmobile due to report before the opening bell. >> growth recovery may be near. official october pmi bouncing back into expansion territory. >>> we're under way just one hour and an awful lot to to get to. >> new york city still struggling to right itself after monday's super storm. one stap he have the big apple will return, the mta will resume partial subway service on 14 lines. la guardia airport will also reopen at 7:00 a.m. with limited service. amtrak says it will try to restore service to penn station come friday. >> homes in bay ahead are seriously damaged or destroyed. president obama got a firsthand look with governor chris christie yesterday afternoon. >> and danielle lee joins us, she's in the town of toms river. and we know this is one of the hartest hit areas. with you tell us how extensive the damage is? >> all of those popular summertime vacation communities are cut off from society. and there are stand reminders, bits o
'll see you then. martha, have a great day. martha: keep a close eye on hurricane sandy and "happening now" coming up right now. >> undoubtedly be some deaths that are caused by the intensity of this storm, by the floods, by the tide dal surge and by the waves. the more responsibly citizens act the fewer people will die. jenna: a dire warning from maryland governor martin o'malley, advising people to prepare for the worst. maryland declaring a state of emergency as the storm is almost 1000 miles wide barrels towards the coast. the threat so serious the virginia task force one, the state's top urban rescue and search team has just been activated. 80 personnel with k-9 teams will move out as soon as sandy has passed. the storm's impact felt across the country. travelers stranded in cities up and down the east coast. thousands of flights already canceled. rail service through the northeast also suspended. mass transit in big cities like new york and philadelphia and boston is shutting down. thousands in low-lying coastal communities forced to flee sandy's wrath. people sandbagging, preparing
of the recovery, sandy, remain without power in the storm region. some areas likely to be without -- some of you in the ameri mta as a -- we're getting word from coned, the utility here in manhattan, tre to have electricity restored to the island of manhattan. >> not only that people are using cars more and more to get around because of the public transport limit people with generators need gas line to run them. >> wait until you hear the one on the distraught. i'm going to cancel. it just seems like a bad idea in terms of you drink a little too much. i'm not a big gasoline and fiber. >> and monster drinks are about as far as i'm willing to go on that front, as far as box drinks. >> there's an awful lot of cane in new orleans. >> jim just broke, for a minute it was exclusive. phil jones us talking about mall mali staying at ford. >> we're listening to the conference call where mallalay and -- one thing to keep in mind that's very important is that he did not want to just lead ford because this is a company that has a long and really a bad track record when it comes to ceo succession. he looks at
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> sandy strikes int he u.s. kills 16 and a surge washes through city is on the east coast. the big apple is a big blackout. the storm sparked fires as well as flooding in at least 50 homes in queens. >> so far this has involved about five buildings. we could not get any apparatus down the block. >> welcome to bbc world news. also coming up in this program, as the economic slowdown goes on, financial heavyweights meet in berlin for a financial solution. we find out how hollywood makes sure some of its blockbusters appear on chinese screens. hello, people come up on the east coast of america, waking up too damaged after storm sandy swept across the region. 16 people have been killed as a result of the storm and 16 million are without power. -- 6 million people are without power. >> hello and welcome to washington on the east coast of america where the devastating power of storm sandy was unleashed last night, leaving millions in new york without power and widespread flooding in lower manhattan. break hasas triggered a majo
america." >> this is "bbc world news america." hurricane sandy bears down on the u.s. east coast bringing with it walls of water and if he robberies winds. millions are in its -- and ferocious winds. nervous residents heed the warning to stay indoors. and with just weeks away until election day, sandy sends the presidential contest for a loop. no one wants to play politics in this storm. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. hurricane sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the united states, is bearing down on the east coast. nine states stretching from north carolina to connecticut have declared a state of emergency. 50 million people live in the storm's path. usually bustling cities have been brought to a stand still. this is the scene in manhattan where a crane is dangling from a 65-story building. >> it's a monday morning in manhattan unlike any other. the city that's supposed to never sleep is eerily quiet, awaiting the storm. subway stopped. even wall street not trading. the -- >> we're used to coming down and the water calm, much, muc
," sandy's birdknoll october surprise. >> i want to thank the president personally. >> how many votes are these pictures worth? >> we have heavy hearts with the suffering going on in a major part of our country. >> how do you compete with a natural disaster? climate change? neither candidate wants to go near it. the new unemployment number -- how will it play in the polling place? the jeep jobs in china flap. >> obama sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> it is an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we thought this was going to be a pre-election broadcast and all we had to do was handicap the election. along came hurricane sandy. in politics, a wise man told me once that you can never see around the corner. i don't want to minimize the tragic human dimensions of this storm and its aftermath, but this is a political program and the election is next tuesday, so here goes. new jersey gov. chris christie prior to the hurricane. >> let's give you the plane ticket back to chicago you have current. >> after sandy,
of -- nicole petallides. nicole: so far, so good. day two of trading after hurricane sandy hits the eastern seaboard. names like home depot and lowe's have been doing well on the heels of everybody rushing to get things to clean up after the hurricane hit. also, there was separation as well. the immediate impact of sandy is quite significant, trucking volumes and that will take time for a to get back to normal. the more people over the last year or so. hell shire posted solid topline during the latest quarter. connell: it was an absolute commuting nightmare. take a look at the gas lines. this is similar in many areas. miles long. people waiting for hours following hurricane sandy to fill up their car. let's bring in tom kloza. >> this is all about the power. once the power comes back, people will get their fuel. connell: it is not as if in a normal situation we would have any supply issues. you definitely have a lot of demand for gasoline. power is a big-time issue. does it have any impact on market dynamics and pricing? >> i think a lot of demand is being destroyed. i think what you will s
is standing still there this afternoon. the normally busy tourist hub is more of a ghost town because sandy is in town. parts of lower manhattan brace for an 11-foot storm surge at high tide tonight. widespread flooding is on a concern on the streets and xwrur underground and prompted a complete shutdown of mass transit. bloomberg and chris christie is reiterating why it's like nothing we've seen before. >> this is a massive storm. >> when it comes in tonight, we can't come in and rescue you. it's going to be dark, electricity most likely will be out if it's not already. >> i'm krystal ball. it's not just mere in the tri-state area. capitol hill is shut down as washington weathers the storm. president obama is tracking developments from the white house where he spoke this afternoon. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. don't question the instructions that are being given, because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences. >> this storm is so massive,
average. all the preparation that went into preparing a for hurricane sandy and we have home depot and lowe's sending hundreds of trucks, items people need after the hurricane. trash bags, everything from chainsaws, everything for cleanup. tons of sales for that particular item, cleaning up the eastern seaboard. connell: a lot of challenges. good to see the market up and running. the chief economist's i age as global in sight joins us. lot of people talking over the last day or two about the economic impact of what we have all been through in the northeast. what do you think it will be? >> this is a unique storm. many of them are unique but this is particularly unique because of the impact it had on new york city and the fact that it has disrupted business and will continue to disrupt it for some time given the subway system downtown essentials paralyzed and will be for some days. you have a combination of business disruption and the fact that some of the refineries have been affected on the east coast so you have the gasoline effect and price is up on gasoline and destruction and
yesterday offering these words for those in sandy's way. >> i think that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> what remains to be seen is how this october surprise will impact an election that is now just eight days away with early voting already under way. we want to get straight to the latest update, and for that nbc news meteorologist dillon drier joins me with a look. not much has changed? >> that's unfortunate. it is still a strong category 1 hurricane at this time, and even if it changes into something post-tropical as it makes its way towards the new jersey coastline, this is a strange hybrid between a once tropical system, a hurricane right now, and then transforming and taking on more of the characteristics of a nor'easter. this makes this an unprecedented type of storm. it starts as a hurricane and developing into this nor'easter. right now we still see it south-southeast of new york city by more than 250 miles. look at the
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